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Imagination joins the IoT Security Foundation

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the IoT Security Foundation. Held on the top floor of the Digital Catapult building in central London, this event included speakers from Beecham Research, NMI, Copper Horse, and Imagination Technologies. Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of Beecham Research, set the scene by introducing the IoT […]

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TSMC at the 2015 Imagination Summit: optimized silicon IP for the IoT market


A few months ago, Imagination and TSMC joined forces to announce their ongoing collaboration around production of highly-optimized IP subsystems for multiple markets, including smart sensors, connected audio, video analytics, automotive, mobile and beyond. At our 2015 Imagination Summit in Taiwan, we were delighted to welcome on stage Dr. Simon Wang, Senior Director of Business […]

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Creating new opportunities for Imagination in Taiwan


This year our Imagination Summits in Hsinchu and Taipei saw a record number of registered attendees. In fact, attendance has more than doubled since Imagination held the first Hsinchu Summit in 2012, demonstrating the momentum Imagination is successfully creating in the region. The Imagination Summits are day-long events featuring visionary keynotes, technical deep dives and […]

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Disney builds smart light bulb using MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros SoC


If you have purchased a home automation device recently, there is a high probability that it has a MIPS-based chip inside. For example, a recent teardown of the Belkin WeMo and Ubiquiti mFi Home platforms by Ganesh T S at AnandTech revealed a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 SoC using a very capable and area-efficient MIPS CPU. Last […]

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2015 Imagination Summit in Taiwan: secure, integrate, differentiate


Record audience numbers were in attendance for the 2015 Imagination Summit in Taiwan, which took place in both Hsinchu and Taipei during September. Taiwan is a world-leading hub for semiconductor and related electronics companies and is very important to Imagination, which has a growing office for engineering and customer support based in Taipei. A separate […]

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Microchip upgrades PIC32MZ EF family to MIPS M-class M5150 MCU


Late last evening I was very excited to see an update on the Microchip Technology website announcing that the CPU at the heart of the PIC32MZ family has been upgraded to MIPS M5150, our latest Warrior M-class processor. PIC32 is a family of high performance microcontrollers for the widest range of embedded and IoT projects. […]

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Debian 8 comes to Creator Ci20


We’re delighted to announce that after several months of work, a Debian 8 release candidate is finally ready for the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. Shipping of the new Creator Ci20 boards will also begin next week for customers who’ve pre-ordered the board from our online stores in Europe and North America. Introducing Debian 8 for Ci20 […]

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Deep dive: OpenCL face detection on PowerVR [part 3]


Imagination’s R&D group has developed a face detection algorithm, which is based on a classifier cascade and is optimized to run on mobile devices comprising a CPU and PowerVR GPU. The algorithm employs several optimizations to improve performance and accuracy. In particular, instead of searching each entire frame for faces, the detector limits its search […]

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Deep dive: Hardware IP for computer vision [part 2]


Modern mobile application processors are highly heterogeneous, combing a variety of different hardware components optimized for different tasks. As shown in the figure below, a processor designed for vision might include an Image Signal Processor (ISP) for acquiring image sensor data, a vector processor such as a GPU for efficient data-parallel operation on pixels and […]

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Deep dive: Implementing computer vision with PowerVR [part 1]


Computer vision is the use of computers to extract useful meaning from images, such as those that arise from photographs, video and real-time camera feeds. Thanks to the proliferation of low-power parallel processors, the increasing availability of 3D sensors and an active ecosystem of algorithm developers, it is now possible for many embedded devices to […]

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